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Home Build UNIMOG – Davey Hughes

September 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

With his Unimog build gathering momentum, adventurer Davey Hughes heads to Australia to research power management and storage for his vehicle. “I have tried to ensure all the build materials and components are of superior quality. It’s a long-term project; that is, every part of the fit-out has to be both highly functional and durable. [...]

  • Taking on a Transformers-type shape, definitely putting the ‘recreation’ into RV

A Story with a Happy Ending

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Milkboys aren’t made out of milk. And you can’t wrap fish and chips with a paperboy. As for sand ladders, well, won’t the tide simply wash them away? Not if they’re made from a decent aluminium my friend. What do you use them for? When the going gets tough basically. Soft sand as well as [...]

  • Paddling is something I do in between swims – and yes, the look of fear is real! Getting tossed about through the Hamilton rapids on the Waimakariri River, a spot made famous by some bloke who invented a jet boat

Unimog Episode 4

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

“It seemed as though every tradesman in New Zealand was up to their eyeballs in work. That being the case I had to play the long game. When I discovered it had nothing to do with planning but more to do with waiting for my turn at the crease I stopped fretting. Actually, I took [...]

  • What boy wouldn’t love his very own crane? Puts an entirely different slant on picking up hitchhikers… or kayaks for that matter. Dave Clark thinks about adding a weighing scale for large boar and marlin… “You’ll need to know how much they weigh Hughesey!”

Change Tack and Adapt

December 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Ionce sat beside a bush hut in the rain for seven days waiting on a helicopter to arrive. I’d already been there for four and a half months, through a long hard winter, trapping possums for a living, only to have my extraction delayed by huge mountain storms. My gear was all neatly packed; all [...]

Torsion Tuition

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The call from Marty of Marty’s Paint and Panel to get down quickly to check out a major issue uncovered by the sandblasting rocked me. What part of the Mog, I wondered, and exactly how bad was it? Which is precisely the moment Dave Dobbyn decided to lend the project a hand. Onya mate. His [...]

Project Build – Fit for a Mountain Man

September 5th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The guy standing in front of me has just called me a liar. Obviously this may not go so well. A quick check shows my pants aren’t on fire, so I press on. “Yeah-nah. It was about four years ago mate. I came and talked to you about painting my Mog so I could build [...]